Archive for June, 2011

PODCAST: THE TOMMIE AND LIAM SHOW EPISODE 007

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CLICK IMAGE TO GO TO POST WARNING CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT On this week’s show we talk about Irish Comic News, http://www.IrishComicNews.com Buddha, Lad’s Holidays, Life in the Batcave. Special appearance from MMFT All music from http://www.musicalley.com WE ARE NOW ON ITUNES http://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/id447174479

REVIEW: Something Wonderful Eats Babies

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SOMETHING WONDERFUL EATS BABIES Story by: Tommie Kelly Art by: Tommie Kelly Letters by: Tommie Kelly Cover by: Tommie Kelly Cover Price: €5 Download/Print $5.99 Reviewed By: David O’ Leary Something Wonderful is a print comic by Irish creator Tommie Kelly that saw publication online in the Spring of 2010 and is now collected in […]

REVIEW: ABSENCE by ANDY LUKE and STEPHEN DOWNEY

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ABSENCE by ANDY LUKE (writer) and STEPHEN DOWNEY  (artist) – reviewed by Gar Shanley Funded by the UnLtd Millenium Awards Scheme and produced (free of charge) by Oxicomics.com, Absence is intended for widespread distribution in libraries, health centres and other relevant civic outlets. Absence explains the condition of epilepsy and living with it in a […]

ART: Dwayne Moloney Ri Ra #3 art

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Limerick artist Dwayne Moloney has a three page stirp in the upcoming Ri Ra issue #3, written by Mike Lynch. It is described as a fairy tale with a twist and above you can see a fully coloured page from the issue.

ART: Anthony O’Neill Wire and Gas art page

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Click on the image for a larger view. The image above is a page from the war anthology Wire and Gas by Anthony O”Neill. Anthony is one of three artists on the book that will be published by Coimici Gael, along with Mike Ball and Aidan Courtney.

QUICK QUESTIONS WITH Len O’Grady

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO COMICS? I’m Len and I’ve been working in comics since 1996.   WHAT COMIC ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? I’m drawing my webcomic FARSEEKER with Newsarama’s Dirk Manning for www.act-i-vate.comI’m digitally painting Igor Kordej’s art for l’Histoire Secrete (12 books in so far) published by […]

EVENTS: Dublin Comic Jam July 2011 onwards

 

Dublin Comic Jam – April 2011

DUBLIN COMIC JAM EVERY MONTH!

Dublin Comic Jam, run by Phil Barrett and Paddy Lynch, is one of the best little opportunities to sit around with comic artists and simply doodle.  It’s held on the last Thursday of every month (except for June 2011 as it’s a holiday month) and starts at 8pm upstairs in the Lord Edward Pub beside Christchurch.

For a taste of what happens visit http://dublincomicjam.blogspot.com/ and catch up on all the previous postings.

QUICK QUESTIONS WITH G A McKnight

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO COMICS? I am G A McKnight, aspiring writer and illustrator at the amatuer level. Co-founder of Don’t Panic! Comics with Debbie McCormack, available at The Black Market, currently trying to blag our way to being published by pushpin zines on the internets and had some work […]

NEWS: ICN’s Dave O’Leary joins Dan Royer to talk 28 Days Later

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To tie in with the end of the successful two year run of 28 Days Later from BOOM! Studios, I was asked to guest on Dan Royer’s horror-centric Dark Discussions podcast to cover the run that launched Declan Shalvey’s American career. Just follow the link below to and listen away. http://comicrelated.com/news/12376/dark-discussions-43

REVIEW: Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth

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Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth Story by: Cy Dethan Art by: Stephen Downey Colours by: Melanie Cook Letters by: Nic Wilkinson Cover by: Paul Cartwright Publisher: Insomnia Publications (2009)/Markosia (2011) Reviewed By: David O’ Leary Book Summary: Vince Morley is a man with big problems and a brain tumour like a baby’s fist, living with one […]

ART: Will Sliney HE-MAN

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CLICK IMAGE TO SEE FULL POST! Sliney continues his EIGHTY AWESOME EIGHTIES ACTION HEROES with HE-MAN over on his blog. Go see!

QUICK QUESTIONS WITH Declan Shalvey

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO COMICS? I’m Declan Shalvey, I draw Thunderbolts for Marvel Comics. I previously drew 28 Days Later for Boom Studios, some UK graphic novel adaptations and some of Freak Show, for Atomic Diner. WHAT COMIC ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? More Thunderbolts for Marvel. Just getting […]

ART: Kelly Posts new MOMENTS

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CLICK IMAGE TO SEE FULL ARTWORK Moments#11 has been posted over on tommiekelly.com. MOMENTS IS A COMIC BY TOMMIE KELLY THAT AIMS TO INJECT AS MUCH STORY AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION INTO ONE SINGLE PANEL WHILE STILL LEAVING MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE. ALL PANELS ARE RELATED. MOMENTS UPDATES EVERY WEEK.

NEWS: Andy Luke Digital Comics available in the store

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Andy Luke has a number of high qualiy omics available for you to purchase and download in the Digital Download section . CLICK HERE

ART: Ger Hankey’s @rcade Mascot [Sketch Paddy post]

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This weekend @rcade-con kicks off in the D4 Hotel in Ballsbridge in Dublin, and Ger was asked to do a pic of their mascots. The original artwork for this will be going for sale in a charity auction over the weekend at the con. Click Image above to see full post and art. If you […]

ART: Eclectic Micks Updates

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Will Sliney and Declan Shalvey have posted new images to the Eclectic Micks Blog. Click the image above to go to the blog or see SLINEY’S HERE or SHAVLEY’S HERE

REVIEW: Forbidden Planet on Stephen Walsh’s The Iron Moon

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Richard Bruton reviews The Iron Moon, the new graphic novel written by our own Stephen Walsh (The Acid Bath Case) and drawn by Keith Page (Commando), from Print Media, at the Forbidden Planet International blog. Click the image to read it!

WEBCOMIC: New Cattle Raid of Cooley

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New installment of Patrick Brown’s Iron Age webcomic The Cattle Raid of Cooley! Click the image to read it!

WEBCOMIC: New Flatmates

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EVENTS: Dr.Sketchys Anti Art School

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Dr.Sketchys Anti Art School 30th JULY 2011 Dr.Sketchys Anti Art School is generally on the last Saturday of every month in The Good Bits based in Store Street, Dublin 1. It has a reasonably priced cover fee of €15, and always provides an excellent array of models for life drawing.  The great thing about it […]

QUICK QUESTIONS WITH Eugene J Byrne

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO COMICS? I’m Eugene J. Byrne – I’m EIC and Publisher of Havoc 21, for Wolfman Productions International WHAT COMIC ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? Compiling Havoc issue #6, #7 & #8 – Producing the art and scripts for ‘The Diaries of AVH’, painting a series […]

NEWS Preacher HC Vol. 4 now on sale

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Vertigo has released volume 4 of Preacher in a beautiful hardcover. Collecting 10 issues in total, it is a must have for anyone who has never read it and one of the seminal comics of the last two decades. Written by Northern Ireland’s Garth Ennis, it’s priced around €40. Book Description: Written by GARTH ENNIS; […]

ART: John Cullen on the dark

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John Cullen has a new art page on his blog. Today he is talking about what your mind might see in the dark. Click on the image for a larger view and visit John’s blog where there are over 200 pieces archived. http://jcullen.blogspot.com/

NEWS: Declan Shalvey contributes to CBA: Spirit of Hope project

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Comic Book Alliance have released a special book called Spirit of Hope, a book where all profits will go to help disaster victims via Second Harvest and the New Zealand Red Cross. Irish artist Declan Shalvey has contrinuted a piece for the book. It has been on sale since the 18th of June and you […]

NEWS: FURTHER UPDATES! MTV Comics

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MTV Comics are to continue letting readers read Stephen Mooney’s comic based on the Teen Wolf franchise for free. The week after a new episode airs in the US, another few pages of the comic will go online on the MTV Comics web site. To date, there have been four episodes aired and a resulting […]

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